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CAIRO PHOTO STUDIO

A5 Book Publication

series of 20 (on-going)

There are a wide variety of small local photographic studios around Cairo. The studios still have but rarely use old fashioned backdrops, often dramatic painted scenes where couples would have come to get portraits made. However the availability of PhotoShop has replaced this analogue studio practice and I am keen to preserve the use of these erstwhile studio sets.

 

 
 
The photographers in the studios are surprised when I request a portrait in the backroom studios. I never direct them to pose me or my friends. Prices vary greatly as each photographer also has an individual range of photo packages and post-production styles that cause unexpected results. This work is a revival of a vanishing nostalgic cultural tradition.